Friday, July 15, 2011

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

This year, Marathon County hosted the annual Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.  1996 was the last time our county had this honor.  This is the county where we live and our family is very involved in 4-H.
Seehafer Acres, Marshfield, WI was the host farm.  Their farm is on HWY 97 between Stratford and Marshfield.  They actually closed Hwy 97 at points just before and after their farm.  This is a huge event and they expected 80,000 in attendance over the 3 days.  This was good for all the business surrounding this area and MANY nonprofit groups who sold food and soda.  The Marathon County 4-H helped in many of those areas.  The 4-H also had an educational and entertainment stage area.  Our daughters were asked to sing in the 4-H talent show. 
I have many pictures to follow.  This was a lot of fun!
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I know we are the “dairy state”  however, many traditional family farms are moving toward the beef industry.  These are just a few pictures of the many pens that were there. 
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I couldn’t resist these cute alpacas. There are several alpaca farms around us.  They produce, create and market all kinds of neat products from their fleece. 
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Kettle Moraine Rough Riders Drill Team demo. 
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Tracy Porter (and husband) Trick Horse demo.  Really neat!
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Mike Richardson (from TX) Natural Horsemanship demo.  Inspirational!
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John Lyons, horse trainer (RFD TV) demo on “reading” your horse and how to build a better relationship.  Very informative!
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Meyer 10-Horse Pyramid Hitch demo.  I actually missed the demo – both days… here the Meyer family is getting them ready.  The first picture is them going out of the arena. 
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Milk Buds pony hitch team demo.  Little “Oreo” born 7/5/11 really cute and super tiny!
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“Mutton Bustin’ and Calf Scramble”  This was fun to watch! 
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“My farmer” dreaming…..
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Large Heritage Tractor display and demo on steam engines.
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Farm tours and field demonstrations.  This picture doesn’t show it, however, there were 80 acres of tents and booths…
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They made a series of roads on the fields.  UW Extension information, agri business information, farm implement, food and  heritage and historical booths, country store just 1000’s of things to see.


Now, my “brag” moment….my daughter’s were asked to sing in the 4-H talent show.  They did an awesome job!
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They each sang a solo and then this duet.  Blessings from Wisconsin!

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5 comments:

texwisgirl said...

oh, this post almost made me cry. i was so 'close to home' i could taste it... i love seehafer acres. always one of my favorite gorgeous farms there. i lived in edgar for a while - out past stratford - so took that drive down hwy 97 into marshfield for work every day. thanks for a really bad case of homesickness...

Faye Henry said...

Wow that looks like quite a day..
Do your girls get their singing ability from their Mama?

Blessings..

basebell6 said...

visiting from farm chic's photo friday! that looks like QUITE THE EVENT! i would love to take my son to something like that. he would think he died and went to baby heaven with all those animals and endless lines of tractors!

BoPeep said...

Mutton Bustin'!! I love it! Great fair coverage.

Country Girl said...

Beautiful pictures!